East Midlands apprenticeships rise by 174% in two years

Have released new figures

Has released new figures

New figures released by the sector skills council for science, engineering and advanced manufacturing, Semta, has demonstrated a rise of 174% in apprenticeships in the East Midlands over a two year period.

The figures show that between August 2011 and July 2012, 3,230 people began apprenticeships in the area compared to 1,180 between 2009 and 2010.

The rise is welcomed by the Nottingham Post, which has called for employers in the country to hire apprentices to boost the economy. In 2012, the Get Notts Working campaign run by the Nottingham post saw 230 apprenticeships created in 100 days.